Wide receiver, defensive back groups both young but talented
Lobo football team looks to finish spring practice on a strong note
New Mexico hosted Colorado State in the season opener, won by the Rams 14-10.
NEW MEXICO: Returning veteran who saw his first playing time in 2012 ... has the ability to play safety or cornerback ... an intelligent player who runs well ... continues to improve in the strength and conditioning program, adding six pounds to his frame during the 2013 offseason ... coaches think he has a big upside ... was a late scholarship addition in 2011.
2012 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in nine games with three starts ... finished with 14 tackles (12 solos and two assists) ... had a career-high five tackles -- all solos -- in his first career start against Texas Tech ... also had a 35-yard fumble return against New Mexico State.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Albuquerque Academy...played for Coach Kevin Carroll ... also lettered in basketball and track.
PERSONAL: Mother is Valerie Branch ... older brother Alan is a nose tackle for the Seattle Seahawks.